The Valleys

Things to see and do

Featured attractions
Caerphilly CastleCaerphilly CastleTake a peek
Parc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor CentreParc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor CentreTake a peek
Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art GalleryCyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art GalleryTake a peek
Big Pit: National Coal MuseumBig Pit: National Coal MuseumTake a peek
Gnoll Estate Country ParkGnoll Estate Country ParkTake a peek
Guardian - Six BellsGuardian - Six BellsTake a peek
Explorers Wanted

The Valleys has more than enough to fill the longest of weekend breaks!

It’s one of the many unexpected things about The Valleys. Did you know, for example, that we’re home to one of Europe’s biggest and best medieval castles (it’s smack in the middle of Caerphilly – you can’t miss it)? Or the scenic Brecon Mountain Railway a narrow-gauge railway where you get on in Merthyr Tydfil and get off in the heart of the Brecon Beacons? Or our very own World Heritage Site at Blaenavon, an equivalent of the Taj Mahal and Great Wall of China?

All this together with numerous heritage sites, green country parks and great stories means that there is something new to explore each weekend!


  • West
  • Mid
  • East
166 Results

Virginia Park Golf Club & Driving Centre

Virginia Park, Caerphilly,

Well established, picturesque, tree lined, parkland course is set in low undulating land and benefits from features such as ponds and bunkers.

More details

Bedford Park

Cefn Cribwr, Kenfig Hill, Porthcawl

Based around the former 1780's Ironworks established by John Bedford, the park is an interesting mix of industrial archaelogy, rare plants a...

More details

Parc Nant-y-Waun


Parc Nant-Y-Waun covers an area of about 22 hectares between the communities of Brynmawr, Beaufort and Nantyglo in the Borough of Blaenau Gwent. Most...

More details

Clydach Ironworks


This historically important ironworks site consists of excavated and semi-restored ruins of a blast furnace.

More details

Ynysangharad War Memorial Park

Bridge Street, Pontypridd,

Ynysangharad War Memorial Park is the venue for some of Rhondda Cynon Taff’s biggest events. From rock concerts featuring the best national and inter...

More details

Nantyglo Roundhouses

Nantyglo, Ebbw Vale

The Round Towers at Roundhouse Farm in Nantyglo were built by industrialists Crawshay and Joseph Bailey, who by the early 19th century controlled muc...

More details

Ebbw Vale Works Museum

The General Offices, Steelworks Road, Ebbw Vale,

Ebbw Vale Works Archive is a collection archiving Ebbw Vale's history as a coal, iron and steel community from 1790 to 2002. The archive has been ope...

More details

Dark Sky Discovery Site - Barry Sidings

Barry Sidings Countryside Park, Hopkinstown, Pontypridd

Orion Class The site has ample parking facilities outside of car park at night and is easily located between the villages of Hopkinstown and Trehafo...

More details

Aber Valley Heritage Centre & Museum

Senghenydd Community Centre, Gwern Avenue, Senghynydd

The Museum is dedicated to the rich heritage of the Aber Valley in Caerphilly, with a particular emphasis on the two mines (The Universal Colliery in...

More details

Merthyr Mawr Village and Sand Dunes

Merthyr Mawr, Bridgend

Merthyr Mawr Village is a cluster of tiny thatched cottages that appear untouched by time. The village has been the location for a number of maj...

More details